Launched in December 2014 by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS), the #SayHerName campaign brings awareness to the often invisible names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence, and provides support to their families.
Op-ed by Mariame Kaba in the New York Times (June 12, 2020)
Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag in July 2013 after George Zimmerman was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin. The hashtag was created by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. Read more about the background of BLM.